Independence Day is a time for celebration. Most of us spend it with family and friends, grilling out, and watching firework displays. Celebs are just like us, and love to get in on the fun too. Aside from barbecues, the Fourth of July often requires a dip in the water. While splashing in the ocean or poolside, some celebrities like to show their patriotism in their swimwear choices. From Taylor Swift’s famous yearly bash to family get-togethers, here are seven celebs showing their American pride. https://www.yahoo.com/taylor-swift-congratulates-nba-mvp-064300857. ...
The topic of overseas manufacturing and jobs was a hotly contested topic during the presidential election, as many American brands still ship production overseas to keep costs low, at the expense of U.S. jobs and reported poor factory conditions (as seen through the catastrophic Bangladesh factory collapse in 2013).
No matter where you’re headed for the Fourth of July — to the beach to catch the fireworks, the lake for a little R&R, the park for a picnic feast, or right outside your own door for a backyard BBQ — Yahoo Style has you covered. We’ve rounded up the four most common places to spend the holiday, with tips on how to look chic while you’re there.
The July 4th holiday not only marks the celebration of Independence for America, but also who doesn’t love a long weekend? Throughout the country, people are already planning their activities and getaways, whether it’s a BBQ, rooftop soiree or heading to their State Fair. The big question is: what the heck are you going to wear? Don’t fall prey to my worst nightmare and think that the solution is to while away the weekend in a maxi dress!
Every 4th of July, fireworks stream across the sky, thanks to pyrotechnicians like Maziar Momeni, who has been a firestarter since he was 6 years old. A decade ago, the 44-year-old information-technology professional in Virginia started putting on displays for friends and family and now helps a local fireworks company host professional shows around the holidays. He’s almost done with his official certification process. Momeni says fireworks are hard work, but they never get old.
Looking to spice up your outfit for the upcoming festive and special July 4th, but don’t exactly want to be covered in stars and stripes? Here are fifteen accessories you can easily adapt into any outfit and chicly show off your American Pride! More from Yahoo Style: 10 New Merch Ideas for Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign Tennis Time! What to Wear to Wimbledo
Get ready for holiday traffic. You don’t want to hit the road without Waze, the crowd-sourced navigation app, on your smartphone. Waze says that traffic will peak around noon on Friday, July 3 and and again that day between 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., when holiday traffic and rush hour collide.
Like Champagne on New Year’s Eve and beer on Super Bowl Sunday, watching fireworks on the Fourth of July is an annual tradition that never gets old. The same company that puts together Macy’s Fourth of July show in New York City also brings us this well-respected spectacle. South Lake Tahoe’s “Lights on the Lake” usually draws about 100,000 people.
Looking for the perfect Fourth of July road trip? Travel up the eastern seaboard to some of the most patriotic cities in America. From Arlington to Boston and New York City, these cities bleed red, white, and blue.
Whether you’re a grilling novice who could use a hand with that spatula, or you’re a pro who wants to try someplace different, we’ve gathered a diverse list of grilling destinations for the Fourth of July.
According to booking data collected by online travel agency CheapOair, there’s been a nearly 50 percent increase this year compared with last in Americans who are traveling abroad over the long Fourth of July weekend. Sure, there may be amazing small towns right here in which to celebrate Independence Day, but with Caribbean beaches and international cities calling (plus some downward trends in airfare), for a larger swath of travelers, this year’s red, white, and rah rah requires a passport.
Most celebrations will include fireworks and parades, but your party can be whatever you want it to be. While the modern city of Williamsburg is also home to Busch Gardens and the waterpark Water Country USA, the main attraction is Colonial Williamsburg and the nearby Jamestown settlement and Yorktown battlefield. In Colonial Williamsburg, you can see daily reenactments, shop at historic stores, and visit original buildings from the 1700s.
Every Fourth of July, I slog through holiday traffic to Cape Cod for one reason: the Independence Day parade in Chatham, Massachusetts. Chatham’s parade is a small-town spectacle that started in 1908 —and it is still like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting.
As Americans travel for the Fourth of July, so too will many of their dogs. In honor of those travels we bring you “The Most Patriotic Pooches in America.”
Here’s our look at the ballparks (and one museum) where you’ll want to be on July 4. In our Nation’s Capital, the Nationals host the Chicago Cubs on July 4 which, appropriately, is one of the Nats’ 2014 “Patriotic Series” honoring America’s military members and first responders.
Now is the time to stock up on fireworks for all of your Fourth of July needs. Here are the states where it is legal to purchase fireworks this week.